Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Helping the Victims of Medical Negligence Obtain Full and Fair Recovery

When a patient seeks medical attention, he or she expects to get better – not worse – or at least expects be treated with the appropriate level of care. Certainly medical problems occur through the fault of no one, but in some cases medical problems are caused or exacerbated by a negligent doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider.

For more than 30 years, the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates has been representing the victims of all types of medical malpractice, including diagnostic errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and emergency room errors. He prides himself on providing compassionate, practical, and knowledgeable legal advice to each and every client. He will take the time to listen to your concerns, help you obtain the necessary medical treatment, and guide you every step of the way as you seek physical, emotional, and financial recovery. You can expect to have your calls returned promptly, to maintain constant communication about your case, and to receive legal advice in a friendly, approachable environment.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, hospital, dentist, or other health care provider fails to adhere to the professional standards of appropriate medical care and treatment, and a patient is injured as a result. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice claims involve:

Damages for Medical Malpractice

If a doctor, hospital, or health care provider is found to be negligent in providing medical care and treatment, the injured party is generally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries and/or damages. Money damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit are calculated by taking into account a number of factors, including the specific circumstances of medical negligence, the victim’s injuries, any applicable cap on damages, and other laws of the jurisdiction.

Medical malpractice damages often include compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damages

Punitive damages may be awarded in some cases if fraud, oppression, or malice was involved. Unlike compensatory damages, which are intended to reimburse an injured person for his or her financial and physical losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

While some states place limits on the amount of damages that a plaintiff may recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit, Nevada currently does not have a cap on compensatory damages.

Compassionate and Knowledgeable Medical Malpractice Representation

The Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates is committed providing each and every client with compassionate legal representation, exceptional client service, personal attention, knowledgeable and reasoned legal advice, and dedicated legal advocacy in a friendly and comfortable environment. If you are unable to come to our office due to your injuries, we will meet with you in your home or at the hospital. Our commitment to providing unsurpassed client service and reasoned legal representation is evidenced by the high number of client referrals, repeat business, legal industry recommendations, and lengthy client relationships that we enjoy.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, contact the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation.